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June 20th, 2022 Supply Update: Blueberries – NC growers are expecting to go another few weeks and then wrap up their season as more northern farms pickup where they left off.

Blueberry Season

Blueberries – NC growers are expecting to go another few weeks and then wrap up their season as more northern farms pickup where they left off.

Cabbage– We’re shipping local Cabbage and the season has been great so far. We’re expecting their season to continue through August as long as the weather cooperates with them.

Corn – Beautiful, sweet and plump ears from fresh fields. Quality is excellent and pricing is very favorable on the heavy supplies. Lighter demand after Memorial day is pushing the market cheaper. We’ll see another spike when we get to July 4th weekend.

Cucumbers – Georgia fields are wide open on most items now, and cucumber quality is much improved. Our local farmers are going to get started very soon.

Eggs – Though pricing has been sliding for the past few weeks, it still remains high overall due to increased consumer demand.

Grapes – West coast grape growers are well into their season, with Mexico kicking off their harvest and soon we’ll be steadily into California grapes. There are still plenty of late arriving import grapes available and that’s keeping the market flat across the board.

Stonefruit – Peach season continues and quality and varieties are improving every week! Feature them on your menus as long as you can. They’re gorgeous! We’ve had beautiful plums too and cherries are finally getting to an affordable level.

Potatoes – Fingerling Potatoes remain extremely limited. Greater Tater, our fingerling potato supplier, and one of the largest Fingerling potato shippers in the country has just had a crop failure, and are expecting a 7-8 week gap in production. We’ve found another very good source, though and while others are running out we’ve had a steady supply. Idaho shippers are now hinting at an expected gap in August due to some quality issues arising in their storage crops.

Squash and Zucchini– Last week’s heat pumped the brakes on a great squash season. They’re starting up again around here, and quality remains excellent with very good pricing.

Tomatoes – Local tomatoes are here! We have beautiful roma and vine ripened tomatoes from Duplin County.

Q: How much do pirates pay for corn?
A: Buccaneer